Nature & adventure

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Nature is key to the Norwegian way of living and quality of life. OIS takes advantage of this to enhance the educational experiences of our students and to promote inter-cultural and international awareness. The following co-curricular activities are compulsory:

  • Nature School to learn about local plant and animal life (Pre-School - Year 2).

  • Overnight stay at a local farm (Year 5).

  • Brennabu Winter Activity camp: skiing, snow shoeing, alpine skiing, survival in the mountains (Year 6 - 7).

  • Kragerø Sea School, a one-week camp to learn about the ocean during spring: geology, marine life, sailing, fishing, exploration, boat safety (Year 8).

  • Troll Aktiv, a one-week camp during summer at an outdoor activity camp: rock climbing/rappelling, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, team building, rip wire, banana boating, water safety (Year 9).

  • Field Trips of various types are organised throughout the school year, bringing the classroom into the real world (Year 7 - IB).

  • Various all-day forest walks, museums visits; Viking Ship, Munch, Polar etc, and bike rides on forest tracks (all year levels).

  • Swimming lessons at a nearby indoor heated pool (all Primary year levels).

 The After School Activities Programme also offers downhill ski courses (with bus shuttle service included to and from the slope).

Knut Sørlie